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How to Avoid Plagiarism
Education
How to Avoid Plagiarism

06:59 November 5, 2022

In the digital age, it has become easy for students to find and copy published material. But copying another person’s writing without giving them cre…


'A Retrieved Reformation,' by O. Henry
American Stories
'A Retrieved Reformation,' by O. Henry

15:31 November 4, 2022

We present the short story "A Retrieved Reformation," by O. Henry. The story was originally adapted and recorded by the U.S. Department of State. I…


Still and Yet
ASK A TEACHER
Still and Yet

05:38 November 4, 2022

Hello! This week on Ask a Teacher, we will answer a question about the difference between “still” and “yet.” Question: Dear teacher, I am delighted t…


Unbeknownst and ‘Til in a Taylor Swift Song
Everyday Grammar
Unbeknownst and ‘Til in a Taylor Swift Song

07:59 November 3, 2022

Two popular singers, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, came out with a song together called Snow on the Beach. The song is about two people falling in l…


A Small US Town Teaches English to Immigrants’ Children
Education
A Small US Town Teaches English to Immigrants’ Children

04:46 November 1, 2022

A community in the southern state of Alabama is experimenting to find a better way to teach students who are learning English as their second languag…


Data Shows RSV Vaccine Given to Pregnant Women Protects Newborns
Health & Lifestyle
Data Shows RSV Vaccine Given to Pregnant Women Protects Newborns

04:36 November 1, 2022

A new study finds that vaccinating pregnant women for RSV was effective in protecting their newborns from the sickness. RSV stands for respiratory sy…


Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
Words & Their Stories
Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

05:07 October 29, 2022

And now, Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English. On this program, we explore words and expressions in the English language. We give examp…


'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' by Washington Irving
American Stories
'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' by Washington Irving

12:21 October 28, 2022

Today's story is called "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It is about something strange that happened long ago in a valley called "Sleepy Hollow". It w…


According to v. As Per
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According to v. As Per

05:24 October 28, 2022

Hello! This week on Ask a Teacher, we will answer a question about the difference between the phrases “as per” and “according to.” Question: This is …


Phrasal Verbs with Fall 
Everyday Grammar
Phrasal Verbs with Fall 

05:43 October 27, 2022

Autumn – the season when temperatures drop and leaves change color – is also known as fall. Fall in the United States is a lively time. Seasonal vege…


'Bury Your Head in the Sand' to Avoid Difficulty
Words & Their Stories
'Bury Your Head in the Sand' to Avoid Difficulty

04:31 October 22, 2022

Hello! And welcome to Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English! On this program we dive into words and expressions in the English language.…


'To Build a Fire,' by Jack London
American Stories
'To Build a Fire,' by Jack London

13:32 October 21, 2022

Our story today is called "To Build a Fire." It was written by Jack London and adapted by Dona de Sanctis. Here is Harry Monroe with the story. **Ed…


Is It Pointless or Futile?
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Is It Pointless or Futile?

03:09 October 21, 2022

Hello! This week on Ask a Teacher, we will answer a question about the difference between “pointless” and “futile.” Question: Dear teacher, I am Aipi…


How to Express Condolences
Everyday Grammar
How to Express Condolences

05:47 October 20, 2022

Recently, my mother, Ellen died. She lived a very good life. She raised three daughters. She loved art, writing, and travel. I miss my mom. So, for t…


What Is the 'Straw That Broke the Camel's Back'?
Words & Their Stories
What Is the 'Straw That Broke the Camel's Back'?

06:13 October 15, 2022

And now Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. In life, things can get tough. Sometimes, it is good not to let things bother us. Letting …


'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Four
American Stories
'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Four

11:01 October 14, 2022

We present the last of four parts of the short story "William Wilson," by Edgar Allan Poe. The story was originally adapted and recorded by the U.S.…


Inflicting Confusion: Afflict v. Inflict
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Inflicting Confusion: Afflict v. Inflict

04:12 October 14, 2022

Hello! This week on Ask a Teacher, we will answer a question from Ray in Hong Kong about the difference between two very similar sounding words “affl…


Use Possessive Pronouns to Talk about Friends, Family
Everyday Grammar
Use Possessive Pronouns to Talk about Friends, Family

04:30 October 13, 2022

Imagine that you want to talk about your family or your friends. Perhaps you want to describe your parents or classmates. What kinds of structures sh…


What Does It Mean 'To Push Someone's Buttons'?
Words & Their Stories
What Does It Mean 'To Push Someone's Buttons'?

06:12 October 8, 2022

And now Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English. The world is filled with buttons! Some buttons we press -- such as the ones needed to ope…


'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Three
American Stories
'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Three

11:20 October 7, 2022

We present the third of four parts of the short story "William Wilson," by Edgar Allan Poe. The story was originally adapted and recorded by the U.S…


Talking Stormy Weather
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Talking Stormy Weather

05:39 October 7, 2022

Hello! This week on Ask a Teacher, we will answer a question from VSRC Murthy in India about some stormy weather. Question: Hello VOA Learning Englis…


Reviewing Your Favorite Character Description
Everyday Grammar
Reviewing Your Favorite Character Description

07:43 October 6, 2022

Last week, we asked our readers and listeners to write about their favorite character from a book they had read. One reader, Arunabh wrote to us abou…


'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Two
American Stories
'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Two

11:05 September 30, 2022

We present the second of four parts of the short story "William Wilson," by Edgar Allan Poe. The story was originally adapted and recorded by the U…


What is a Wild Card?
ASK A TEACHER
What is a Wild Card?

04:05 September 30, 2022

Hello! This week on Ask a Teacher, we will answer a question from Katerina in Spain. She writes, Question: Dear VOA, I have a question about somethin…


Describing Your Favorite Character, Part 2
Everyday Grammar
Describing Your Favorite Character, Part 2

07:11 September 29, 2022

In a past report of Everyday Grammar, we talked about how to describe your favorite character from a book you had read. We looked at the children’s b…


'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part One
American Stories
'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part One

11:27 September 23, 2022

We present the first of four parts of the short story "William Wilson," by Edgar Allan Poe. The story was originally adapted and recorded by the U.S…


Memory Problems? Remember v. Recall
ASK A TEACHER
Memory Problems? Remember v. Recall

04:20 September 23, 2022

Hello! This week on Ask a Teacher, we will answer a question from Jego in Ethiopia about the difference between “remember” and “recall.” Question: De…


How to Wish Other People Well
Everyday Grammar
How to Wish Other People Well

04:33 September 22, 2022

Imagine you are talking with a friend. Your friend tells you that they have a big test or job interview coming up soon. This is a good time to wish t…


What It Takes - Robert Langer
What It Takes
What It Takes - Robert Langer

28:40 August 3, 2018

00:00:03 ALICE WINKLER: During your lifetime, there’s a very good chance that one of Robert Langer’s innovations will save your life: a cancer treat…


What It Takes - Sally Ride
What It Takes
What It Takes - Sally Ride

36:04 July 27, 2018

00:00:03 ALICE WINKLER: Now there’s no official, scientific scale, of course, that measures risk tolerance. Not that I know of. If there were, I’m p…


What It Takes - Frank McCourt
What It Takes
What It Takes - Frank McCourt

44:21 July 20, 2018

00:00:03 ALICE WINKLER: In 1996, a New York City public school teacher, who was getting ready to retire, wrote his first book. It was a memoir about…


What It Takes - Leslie Wexner
What It Takes
What It Takes - Leslie Wexner

29:11 July 13, 2018

00:00:00 MUSIC 00:00:01 ALICE WINKLER: There are only two people who’ve been CEO at a Fortune 500 company for more than 50 years. One of them is …


What It Takes - Nora Ephron
What It Takes
What It Takes - Nora Ephron

40:38 July 6, 2018

00:00:00 HARRY BURNS: I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour-and-a-half to order a sandwich. I love tha…


What It Takes - Bill Russell
What It Takes
What It Takes - Bill Russell

32:48 June 29, 2018

00:00:01 BILL RUSSELL: My life has always been like sitting on the banks of a river and watching the world go by because I was so fortunate that the…


What It Takes - Sonia Sotomayor
What It Takes
What It Takes - Sonia Sotomayor

52:59 June 22, 2018

00:00:00 ALICE WINKLER: When Sonia Sotomayor was little, really little, her grandmother would host a get-together pretty much every Saturday night a…

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